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Kyle Busch On Camping World RV Sales 301 Pole With New Track Record

Kyle Busch On Camping World RV Sales 301 Pole With New Track Record

by July 11, 2014 0 comments

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LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Busch set a new track record with a lap time of 27.574 seconds at 138.130 mph to sit on the pole for Sunday’s Camping World RV 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The previous record was set by Ryan Newman back in September of last year. His lap was 27.904 seconds at 136.497 mph. Kyle Busch only ran one lap in round three of knockout qualifying on Friday, and well, it was the fastest. The lap marks the 13th qualifying record set this season. It was also Kyle Busch’s 15th career pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, his second this season.

Jimmie Johnson will start second, his 10th top-10 start so far in 2014.

“It’s so tough to get a good lap around here,” Johnson said. The first outing put up a decent time fastest of the day for ourselves still knew that we had to go faster and to come out for the second session on older tires and improve by over two tenths is something to be proud of. Of course we want to get the pole, want to be faster, but Kyle (Busch) found a little bit more out there than us. We feel really good about our Lowe’s Chevrolet. We did some race runs to start practice off. The car was right where we wanted it based on our test session here a month ago and q-trim went really well too. This helps make the weekend so much easier to race. You get a good pit stall pick, good track position and you can fine tune from here. Hopefully we will be able to fine tune and make a race winning car.”

Denny Hamlin will start third, also his 10th top-10 start this season.

After going to a backup car, Joey Logano will roll off in the sixth position on Sunday. He had a flat right rear tire that put his No. 22 Ford Fusion in the wall during the first practice session.

“We will take it,” Logano said. “I kind of feel like I hurt our team a little when I messed up my first qualifying run locking up the left front into three and I went way up the race track and had to make the second run. I don’t think the third run was any better with tires. Knowing that, it frustrates me. I felt like maybe I could have ran a 70 if I didn’t have to make that second run in the first session. Overall, for a backup car and making two laps on it before qualifying I am proud of where we ended up. I just wanted more.”

Camping World RV Sales 301 Top-12 Starting Lineup:
1.) #18 Kyle Busch 27.574 | 138.130 mph
2.) #48 Jimmie Johnson 27.642 | 137.790 mph
3.) #11 Denny Hamlin 27.785 | 137.081 mph
4.) #14 Tony Stewart 27.786 | 137.076 mph
5.) #1 Jamie McMurray 27.798 | 137.017 mph
6.) #22 Joey Logano 27.839 | 136.815 mph
7.) #2 Brad Keselowski 27.841 | 136.805 mph
8.) #15 Clint Bowyer 27.862 | 136.702 mph
9.) #78 Martin Truex Jr. 27.877 | 136.629 mph
10.) #5 Kasey Kahne 27.970 | 136.174
11.) #24 Jeff Gordon 27.994 | 136.058
12.) #4 Kevin Harvick 28.024 | 135.912 mph

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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